Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Yesterday I submitted a work to a new publishing house. Having finished this work recently (finally stuck a fork in it), I decided I had three choices:

1) Submit to the publishing house that has published all my novels so far
2) Submit to a new house to see what they can do for me
3) Self publish

While #1 would have been the safest and easiest thing to do, I was really leaning toward 2 & 3. Don't get me wrong, I love my house that published all my novels so far and eternally grateful that they took a chance on me. But, as they say in investing, diversity is the key. I think it's not a good idea to put all your eggs in one publishing basket. A friend of mine loves this certain house so I submitted to that one, once again risking the slush email inbox (I'm sure it's not a pile anymore).  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

And the reason I was thinking of self-publishing was I have learned so much about marketing since my first novel, I wanted to see if I could effectively market the book without the services of a publishing house.

But I do hate the gnawing in the pit of my stomach worrying about rejection. Keeping my fingers crossed.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with what you said about not putting all eggs in one basket, in this case, the publishing basket. It also seems to me that having more than one publishing house under your belt could widen your audience (but I'm not experienced in that yet, so I may be way off).

    -Nate (www.flashfloodfiction.com)